Must see: Joe Flaherty as the Cannoli King!

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You may know Joe Flaherty as this year’s CBA Broker of the Year, but did you also know he moonlights as the Cannoli King? Well, for one day at least. Joe and Ben Coffin, aka the “Not So Mini Cannoli” recently stopped by the newly opened Mike’s Pastry at Assembly Row to make some of their world-famous cannolis.

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Getting to know Jennifer Christakes

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Christakes_Jennifer_HiResJennifer Christakes was recently named Regional Manager of our JLL New England Property Management group. Jennifer joins us from our JLL office in Chicago, where she spent nearly 18 years in a variety of roles. Here, she will be responsible for both running and growing the Property Management business. We recently sat… Read More

A best place to work yet again!

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BO_2017_BPTW_sq_200x200At JLL New England, we achieve ambitions – for our clients, our people, and our communities. That’s our promise, built on our strengths and ambitions. We recognize that our business is built on people and we’re committed to helping each and every one of our employees achieve their own ambitions. Our brand values of teamwork, ethics, and excellence represent… Read More

Is rent driving your real estate decisions? It shouldn’t be

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What if we told you that a cheaper office rent on paper could actually be costing you more due to the impact that space could have on employee engagement and wellbeing? If that sounds a bit confusing, we understand, but hear us out.

At last check, rents across Greater Boston were on average $34.90 per square foot, which puts the region at 12th in the country. So that means that it would cost roughly $350,000… Read More

Rents rise, absorption drops, and other Q1 office trends

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Director

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Q1 office rents continued on an upward trend and demand for space advanced across the market, pointing to another solid year for Greater Boston. On the heels of three consecutive years of near record-breaking occupancy… Read More

How technology is disrupting CRE, in a good way

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Last week, JLL spent five hours live broadcasting from DisruptCRE in NYC. If you missed the broadcast, you can check it out here. The biggest takeaway? Technology is disrupting commercial real estate, in a good way, and it cannot be ignored.

Gallery: Enhanced amenities at Ten Post Office Square

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Earlier this week it was announced that LaSalle Investment Management, a subsidiary of JLL, had acquired 10 Post Office Square for $188.1 million, joining existing owner Synergy Investments as the building’s operating partner. 10 Post Office Square recently underwent a number of upgrades highlighted by a new lobby, conference center, wifi lounge, and fitness center. Check out some of the improvements below and learn more about the property at http://www.tenpostofficesquare.com/.

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Team reigns in top honors at CBA Achievement Awards

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The annual Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) Achievement Awards brings together several hundred of the most influential leaders and decision makers from the Massachusetts brokerage industry to honor the year’s most impressive deals and most distinguished professionals.

JLL's Joe Flaherty named 2016 CBA Broker of the Year.

JLL’s Joe Flaherty

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Congratulations Bill Barrack, a JLL Champion of Excellence

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One year after being named CBA Broker of the Year, longtime JLL Managing Director Bill Barrack was awarded with JLL’s highest honor, Champion of Excellence. The distinguished award recognizes one’s career-long contribution not only to JLL, but to colleagues, family and the community. Champions of Excellence have proven themselves over the course of many years and embody the JLL values of teamwork, ethics and excellence. We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this… Read More

Somerville exceeds every metric companies are looking for, but is the city ready to be the region’s next innovation cluster?

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Greater Boston is a mecca of innovation. From Kendall Square to the Seaport, our innovation clusters rival the likes of Silicon Valley. But space is sparse and costs are high, so the question often comes up of who, or perhaps more aptly, where is next?

The city of Somerville seems to have all the ingredients to be the answer: an educated Millennial workforce, public transportation, and some of the best restaurants in the region, but… Read More